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NEWS Making Tracks April 2013

Our pick

The call has been made for April’s round of Making Tracks. The 24 funded projects include AHoriBuzz, All The Colours, Beach Pigs, Clap Clap Riot, Dead Found Followers, Earthworm, French For Rabbits, J Williams, Jesse Sheehan, Lisa Crawley, Mark Vanilau, Massad, Paquin, The Eversons, Urbantramper for recordings and a music video and David Dallas, Eden Mulholland, JBrown & The Mic Smith, Kong Fooey, Luke Thompson, Mali Mali, P-Money, Princess Chelsea and Tom Lark for a music video.

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The 28th Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame Awards were held in Los Angeles just a short time ago. This years inductees include Heart, Rush, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Public Enemy. The decision to add Public Enemy bestows a rare honour upon the group, making them the fourth hip-hop group to be inducted putting them alongside the likes of Run DMC, The Beastie Boys and Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.

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Bender to be binned

Comedy Central have decided not to renew Futurama, making it the third time the show has been cancelled. Matt Groening commented on Comedy Central’s choice and the seventh season saying, “We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out... I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.”

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Bollywood Turns 100

From the first film Raja Harishchandra, a silent black and white film made in 1913 to the full coloured, musical spectacles of today, Bollywood has made the century milestone. Bollywood flourishes today with almost 1500 films being produced last year in multibillion dollar industry that continues to grow. The milestone is being commemorated with the release of Bombay Talkies, an anthology of four short films directed by four of Bollywood’s leading directors.

The Rockshop, The Lab and Kiwi FM have teamed up to bring the best of New Zealand to the airwaves. Each ‘Short Set’ a band or musician will perform two original songs and a cover from a New Zealand artist. To listen to the final results listeners will have to tune into Kiwi FM Afternoon Delight 4 pm on weekdays and Saturday Breakfast with Charlotte Ryan.

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Queen Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren has been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, the UK’s highest stage honour on Sunday for her compelling role of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. The theatre production depicts the weekly meetings between The Queen with British prime minsters including Winston Churchill. Upon collecting the prize, she humbly commented saying that Queen Elizabeth herself deserved an Olivier “for the most consistent and committed performance of the 20th century and probably the 21st century”.

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Fans of the Marvel Universe will be excited to know the official trailer for Thor: The Dark World was released late last week. Ex-Home and Away star Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor to save the nine realms from Malekith and his dark forces. Also making a return is Tom Hiddleston to resume his role as Loki from the Avengers. The film is due to release in New Zealand October 31 this year.

Splendiferous line up

The organisers behind Splendour in the Grass have released the line-up for the Australian festival, set to go down at Byron Bay in July. Big names include Mumford & Sons, TV On The Radio, The National, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, James Blake, Haim, and Kiwi favourites Fat Freddy’s Drop. Tickets are set to run $140AUD for a single day pass and $350AUD for the full three-day festival.

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PLAYING FAVourites JENNIFER ZEA MUSICIAN

David Shurmann FILM MAKER

Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Could you imagine bad boy Mozart, Tom Jobim, Jimmy Hendrix and Amy Winehouse... and what about the after party What’s an upcoming film you’re jazzed about? Serra Pelada (Brazil), I`m So Excited (Spain), The Place Beyond the Pines (USA) Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Alimentari Restaurant, small quaint and great Italian food and wine, also helps its right next to my house. Maybe I should not give that last bit away... What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? Simply...SHIT HAPPENS, or as we would say here, MERDA! Sorry for my French.

Favourite drink? Piña Colada. Favourite restaurant/café? There’s this dumpling place in Dominion Rd… Favourite colour? Red… but sometimes blue. Favourite classic film? Blade Runner. Favourite childhood memory? My dad, showing me a magic trick with a little matchbox. Favourite party food? Brownies. Favourite song? Too many on the list, but here’s one: ‘Sonido Bestial’ by Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz. Favourite meal? Right now the chocolate and peanut butter fondant at the late night diner on Ponsonby Rd.

Your fantasy spirit animal is… A Rabbit... need I say more? Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… I love to cook, so there are a few, but must say it`s the Risotto de Directore, a zucchini risotto with parmesan cheese that will make your toes curl. The best TV show around at the moment is… No time for TV, but when I do which it, Mad Man and HBO Brazil series Filhos do Carnaval (Sons of Carnaval) awesome! The best place for a date night is… Ruella Bistro- a small restaurant in an alley, its infallible

People say you look like… Aecio Neves – A local politician... I know, right? Crap!!! Kittens or puppies? None... Love humans. So decided to have a Kid, and Kian my son is my greatest passion, right up there with films. What generic current affair has your blood boiled? The coward rape cases in India and Rio de Janeiro. The world cup and the need to get things ready in time here in Brazil. Plug whatever it is that’s coming up for you. My next film Pequeno Segredo, a Brazil –NZ true story. Calling out to all Kiwis, please help us bring the production to NZ. Does anyone have hot contacts with NZ Film Commissions or can help in anyway, hey Petter Jackson lets talk.

Favourite label to put on your relationship? Novios. Favourite ‘90s TV show? I don’t think I was watching TV back then. Favourite word? Croccante. Favourite album? King Britt presents Sylk 130 - When the Funk Hits the Fan and all the Fania All-Stars recordings from the 70’s. Favourite type of groupie? Is that an ego trip question?

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Favourite body part on you? Nope, I’m quite satisfied with the whole lot.

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Favourite venue? Some days The Basement, some days Hotel DeBrett’s House Bar. Favourite candy bar? Carlton. It as a triple waffle bar filled with hazel cream, dipped in chocolate from Venezuela, no longer on the market. SEE THEM LIVE: LATINAOTEAROA FRI 03 MAY GOLDFINCH, AUCKLAND SAT 04 MAY HAVANA BAR, WELLINGTON SUN 05 MAY CADILLAC CLUB, QUEENSTOWN SAT 25 MAY AROHA & FRIENDS, NAPIER

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THU 02 MAY

FRI 04 MAY 95BFM PRESENTS BSTREET MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, K’RD

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1885 BRITOMART

8PM, 95BFM.COM

10PM, $10

bFM takes over K’Road with a massive eight venues with over 20 bands, artists, and DJs. It’s one big-ass street party . Entry to Whammy, Wine Cellar, Galatos, and Backbeat will be limited to bCard holders. Don’t miss out and get yours now from 95bFM.com, Rhythm Records, Real Groovy, or Sitka Newmarket!

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE REGENT THEATRE

8PM, $93, TICKETDIRECT.CO.NZ

As March marks the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon, the Pink Floyd Experience decided to pay homage to the band’s great work. The Experience reproduces the intricate detail, from “in your face” guitar solos to the organ sounds and the astonishing vocals.

For the first time ever, the New Zealand Music Commission is opening the doors to New Music Friday, previously an industry-only event, and 1885 is hosting an after party like no other. Keep in the know with up and coming artists Loui The Zu, Jupiter Project, Massad, Suren Unka and Thieves.

LATINAOTEAROA GOLDFINCH BAR

10PM, $30, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Ever feel like you’re lacking the passion and flavour of a sexy beat? That’s what LatinAotearoa is injecting into our music scene. Bobbito Brazuka is on the decks with his Latin jams, Venezuelan diva Jennifer Zea showcases her beautiful voice on vocals and all-around talented musician Isaac Aesili brings the beat back with his amazing skills on percussion. Together, they are a slick trio – sultry, sassy and always a great way to get your hips shaking like Shakira. Their debut album Sonido is out on May 3 and it marks the start of the group’s tour around the country and as far as Australia.

PERFECT HAIR FOREVER AUDIO FOUNDATION

8PM

It’s not a hair salon ploy to fix the women of Auckland – a rare performance by bubblegum-garage-noise group Perfect Hair Forever in the lead-up to their brand new album Puker! The band is part of a culture of fantasy ‘50s music, where romance is played out according to Grease and West Side Story.

SAT 04 MAY UNIDA

CORNERSTONE ROOTS

BODEGA

JUICE BAR

8PM, $40, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

The love child of Kyuss and Slo Burn, the stoner rock band recreated themselves as Unida. After a long hiatus, they have reformed the core of their original line up. They’ve resurrected the riffs, sound, tone, and songs that made them one of the most respected bands in the late ‘90s Southern Californian scene.

Cornerstone Roots have just released the second single ‘Take Me’ off the forthcoming album Rock my Soul and we can tell you it’s nothing shy of excellent once again. A medium-paced track recorded at their home studio the Zu in Raglan, their new music captures the essence of the group.

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BREWERS BAR, MT MAUNGANUI

8.30PM, $25, TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ

Just because they bring the beats of the Kiwi summer doesn’t mean when winter comes along they take a break. It’s time to serenade the lost season. Their third album Shadow Light is a result of two years and hundreds of hours experimenting and perfecting a dance-orientated funk-soul sound.

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8.30PM, $20, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

8.30PM, $20, EVENTFINDER.CO.NZ

The Hamilton four-piece pops their Bay cherry with their first show in the land of Plenty. Having formed in 2010, the band – which is led by the stellar and sexy Jennie Skulander. The group has guts. Their tour last year built a solid fan base and they’re hoping to impress this month.


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ALBUM OF THE WEEK

SAT 04 MAY X-RAY FIENDS & DIE KRABBEN MIGHTY MIGTHY

BEASTWARS

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10.30PM, $5, DOOR SALES ONLY

The Wellington noise-makers are, as their name aptly describes, fiends. Covering pretty much any genre that likes its music loud, proud and borderline obnoxious – not to mention drawing inspiration from bands all over the spectrum, including The Velvet Underground to Black Sabbath – X-Ray Fiends are a good time, always putting on a high-energy show.

SUN 05 MAY MATT LANGLEY THE KINGS ARMS

4PM, $15, UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ

Matt Langley has announced the release of new album Virginia Avenue just in time for New Zealand Music Month. Following up his 2010 debut release, the new album features a host of special guest, including Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots, Eru Dangerspiel), Tom Callwood (The Phoenix Foundation) and Tom Watson (Cassette, Fly My Pretties).

SUNDAY SESSIONS CHAPEL

3PM

Playing hits from today and yesteryear, Thane and special guests guarantee a good time session. This time, he’s joined by Dave Hull. If decent beats – from funk to indie, hip hop to oldies, soul to house – is your thing then he’s your man. The pair are eclectic and awesome. There’s also more special guests.

TRUCKFIGHTERS THE KINGS ARMS

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If Optimus Prime had a clone and they battled it out, you’d have truck fighters. Truckfights, on the other hand, are Swedish fuzz-rock legends who are on their first national tour of New Zealand. Their sound has been described as classic desert rock, which doesn’t mean you need to go to the Sahara to enjoy it.

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Holy shit-balls… what an album. Building upwards from the triumph of their first LP, Beastwars find new land to conquer on this 10 track, tour de force of metal. It’s a spectacular odyssey that takes in various influences, but breaks away (somewhat) from those Kyuss comparisons of their early days. Blood Becomes Fire sounds more like a mix of Meshuggah and heavier, Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden, than true, stoner rock. The Soundgarden comparison may seem a little strange for a sludge-metal band (And obviously it’s much heavier, plus missing the punk elements), but it’s hard not to think of Kim Thayil’s driving riffs and Chris Cornell’s powerful voice when listening to this album. Likewise, Beastwars vocalist, Matthew Hyde, pulls more out of his doom-laden pie-hole than ever before. And boy does that effort pay-off. On ‘Tower Of Skulls’ he gives his pipes a good hiding, seeing how robust they are, then pulling back just before he rips a vocal chord in half. On the same track, guitarist Clayton Anderson is Thayil reborn, as he hammers out riffs with no mercy for sensitive eardrums. Both he and Hyde, plus drummer Nathan Hickey and bassist James Woods, create as fine a piece of metal as I’ve heard since the turn of the century.

grinding out. It’s ferocious, and preps the audience for the metal warfare to come. Saying that, Beastwars know when to drop things down, too. Closing track, ‘The Sleeper,’ takes great pleasure in quiet moments of dread. It plays around with the listener, taunting an endgame of whispers, before leaving a blazing trail of metal-apocalypse to finish with. Other standouts (on an album of standouts) include the portentous ‘Shadow King,’ and the chilling, slightly nasty, ‘Rivermen. ‘Shadow King’ is all tribal heathenism and primal fear, while ‘Rivermen’ is just flat-out scary. As a grown man, it’s still not easy to listen to ‘Rivermen’ without a vague sense of “oh-shit, ohshit,” in the back of my mind. That’s where Beastwars have their competitors beaten and bloodied. They manage to create a sense of drama without sounding trite. No mean feat in an age where metal has been parodied bastardized and dehumanised beyond all recognition. All hail the new metal gods, scary fuckers that they are. WRITTEN BY DARREN MASLIN

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FRI 24 MAY CHURCHILLS, CHRISTCHURCH SAT 25 MAY BARKODE, TIMARU FRI 31 MAY REFUEL, DUNEDIN SAT 01 JUN BEACH BAR, INVERCARGILL

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WED 01 May THE EVOLUTION OF RUM

ALAN MC ELROY COMEDIAN

REVELRY BAR

On Wednesday, May 1 they are, with Neat Spirits & Plantation Rum, bringing you an exclusive night of the evolution of rum. Tickets are $75 and includes extensive tastings, canapes and guest speaker Dan Walker. If you’re interested in learning more or buying a ticket please email book@revelry.co.nz Who’s in the dead supergroup for your dream hologram show? Daniel Bedingfield, Melanie Blatt, Stan Walker and some bird with pink hair.

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NATIONWIDE NATIONWIDE TOUR April/May 2013

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WED 24 APR - SUN 19 MAY

Busting with story and song, this show mixes opera, jazz, musical theatre and comic ditty in a way only two of the best cabaret artists could do. Helen Medlyn and Penny Dodd share their fun, failures and frivolity over their years in showbiz. The songs vary from Richard Wagner to Roger Hall.

THU 02 MAY

Where can your stalkers find you during the weekend? Peeping through their window. What happens when you mix Coca Cola with Pepsi? You get Homebrand cola and it turns you into the Countdown dad. Your fantasy spirit animal is… A whiskey unicorn! I can use the horn like a decanter and just get the unicorn to dip its head when I want a drink and fill up my glass. Your signature “I’m an amazing cook” dish is… My very arrogantly made toast/warm bread.

DOCTOR BROWN HEARLD THEATRE 7PM, $26.50-29.50, THE-EDGE.CO.NZ WED 01 MAY - SAT 04 MAY

Doctor Brown’s Befrdfgth is for anyone tired of winsome witticisms and predictable punch-lines. A wordless act of absurdist mime and delightfully bewildered audiences, he goes to strange places, turns left and then goes crazier. The show is an international comedy sensation, winning the 2012 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award.

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The best TV show around at the moment is… It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The best place for a date night is… A comedy club. So we can make it awkward!

You’d get arrested if the police knew that you… Did illegal stuff. I did once steal super glue and my parents found out when my brother woke up and couldn’t open his mouth. People say you look like… The mirror usually and my baby, which is a massive relief. Five celebs on your f**klist? Amy Winehouse, Betty Rubble, any cartoon female rabbit, Madonna’s upper arm and Maggie Thatcher (revenge fuck on behalf of everyone). Kittens or puppies? Boobs every time. SEE THEM LIVE: ALAN MCELROY & VAUGHAN KING IN ONE BUCKET, TWO COMEDIANS TUE 07 MAY - SAT 11 MAY BATS, WELLINGTON TUE 14 MAY- SAT 18 MAY BASEMENT THEATRE, AUCKLAND TICKETEK.CO.NZ

FRI 03 MAY IDIOTS OF ANTS RANGATIRA AT Q 9PM, $25-28, QTHEATRE.CO.NZ

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WED 01 MAY - SAT 04 MAY

Ever seen two Cornish guys rap? Hmm, neither have we. Hedluv + Passman are the originators of Casio rap – a genre where lyrics are laid over simple homemade beats. Expect to feel the revival of the ‘90s. Their unusual take on rap has wowed crowds at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festivals.

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Not just the dunces of the small insect race, the British sketch group bring their new show Model Citizen to our shores. It’ll answer all the big questions: What’s small, pink and should never be juggled and which member of Idiots of Ants is acting like a big baby? It’s not comedy as you know it.

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With chops that could rival Elvis, the Kiwi with the iconic glasses and microphone is back with an electric hour of arse-kicking comedy. He’s been in 7 Days, Comedy Convoy and A Night at the Classic and has also taken the international comedy world by storm. But, he’s back! And on a mission to make audiences laugh.


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FILM OF THE WEEK

THU 02 MAY

IRON MAN 3

MAORI BOY GENIUS GENERAL RELEASE

Winning documentary at the 2012 NZ Movie Award, Maori Boy Genius profiles Ngaa Rauuira Pumenewawhiti, an articulate and charismatic 16-year-old prodigy studying political science at Yale, tipped to be New Zealand’s first Maori Prime Minister. He’s carried a weight of expectation ever since his fresh start, as well as the pride of the iwi.

JURASSIC PARK 3D GENERAL RELEASE

Remember the flick you loved as a kid? Being scared as the big T-Rex thundered along out of his pen and attacked those poor innocent children? Experience the terror in 3D! Old Rexy’s face will be bigger and uglier than ever, giving you front row seats to his rows of gleaming teeth.

FRI 03 MAY

directed by SHANE BLACK Starring ROBERT DOWNEY JR., GWYNETH PALTROW, GUY PEARCE

My fear going into Iron Man 3 was that it would take the nihilistic fall-from-grace route of The Dark Knight Rises, as the trailers hinted. Suffering anxiety issues brought on from the events of The Avengers, Tony brings his superhero status into question – does his strength come from himself or from the machines he creates? But rather than going the nasal-gazing route, writer/director Shane Black answers by amplifying Stark’s personality, not by making Downey a downer. The action more than satisfies too, with each set piece growing more impressive as the film goes on – from the freakishly detailed destruction of his mansion to an impromptu group skydive from an exploding plane. But it’s the suit-switching climax that blows the mind, taking the emphasis off any one machine and putting Stark in focus. It’s a spectacular way

RUMOUR HAS IT VIBE, 8.30PM

Thirty-something Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Ansiton post-Friends) discovers her family may very well be the inspiration for the book and film The Graduate. Yeap, her mum was getting all Mrs Robinson on some young man. And not only that, Sarah might be the offspring of the highly documented event. Also starring Kevin Costner post-career.

to prove that he truly is Iron Man. When stuff’s not blowing up, the signature Stark snark infuses the film with character. His relationship with a local kid is golden, showing how much of a father figure Tony is not. Even the little moments of wit shared with nameless henchmen pepper the film with enjoyment that never lets up. Despite seeming flat and onedimensional in the first act, Ben Kingsley’s The Mandarin is brilliantly realised, resulting in an antagonist whose motivations are so memorable, so unconventional and so painted in Black that he’s become one of my favourite big screen supervillains. I believed in Shane Black’s ability to understand what makes Tony Stark tick, and in return, he rewarded my faith with the best Iron Man movie yet. WRITTEN BY LIAM MAGUREN, FLICKS.CO.NZ

MON 06 MAY FUTURAMA - SEASON 9 COMEDY CENTRAL, 7.55PM

BEN & STEVE: WORLD FAMOUS IN... TV3, 9.30PM

This new comedy show features two of New Zealand’s most loved comedians (Ben Hurley and Steve Wrigley) joining forces for four comedy shows with a healthy injection of all things local. Over the last couple of months, the pair has travelled the length of the country, bringing with them a host of special guests and guest comedians.

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If you’ve been living under a rock since The Simpsons creator started his off-shoot project, it’s never too late to get involved. Prepare to be transported to the year 3000 for the return of Fry, Bender, Leela and the usual cast of 12-dimensional space monsters. It’s getting edgier and we like that.

TUE 07 MAY FACE OFF – SEASON 4

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Hosted by the daughter of award-winning Star Trek: The Next Generation make-up artist Michael Westmore, McKenzie. Face Off is a competition series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination to create amazing works of living art using prosthetics, paint, and costumes.


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MILSE 27 TYLER ST

Did you say cake? We sure did. And gelato, desserts and all kinds of delicious pastries. Milse is a dedicated dessert restaurant – who cool is that? Now you really can skip and go straight to dessert. They serve three-, five- and seven-course dessert degustation menus and à la carte indulgences to suit every kind fo sweet tooth.

HELLO KITTY CAFÉ NEWMARKET

This awesomely cute café is the bomb! Hello Kitty hot chocolates, with little faces in the top, sweet milkshakes, and burgers? Yeap, it’s just your regular café-style food…but everything is Hello Kitty. Go have yourself a pink meltdown.

KIWI MUSIC BAR

You can’t get more Kiwi than the Kiwi Music Bar. It’s not that they’ve unfairly given themselves the title either – situated at 322 Queen Street, they’re now offering its small premises as a free “grass roots” performance space for live music, with a small house PA available. But it’s not just about the music, as they demonstrate with their delicious pizzas named after New Zealand bands and not to mention their new, fabulous cocktails appropriately (and rather cleverly) named Foamy Ed, The Mint Chick, Hello Sailor, Sola Rosa, The Coolies, Pacifier, Dejusa and Kantuta.

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OPEN LATE

CASUAL DINING

NEW KID

CHEAP AND CHEERFUL

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

TAKEAWAY

OUTDOOR

SHARE

auckland EATERIES AGENTS & MERCHANTS

6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

DEPOT

86 Federal St, 363-7048

DE POST Atico Cocina

Victoria Park Market 19 Drake St Freemans Bay, 354-4030 Inspired Caribbean food and cocktails in the Old Stables & Roof Terrace of the Vic Park Market.

466 Mt Eden Rd, 630-9330 Your local in the heart of Mt. Eden with over 100 beers available.

BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

31 Galway St, 303-2541 Gourmet pizzas, tapas and a famous high tea service.

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23 Ponsonby Rd, 360-6262 Like a stroll through the fragrant night markets & food stalls of Bangkok, MooChowChow is a boost to the senses.

PINXTOS

128c Ponsonby Rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas* 37 Drake St, 929-2790 Taking its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.

Malt Bar

442 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.

MEXICO

23 Britomart Place, 366-1759 The Strand Takapuna, 280-1487 Vibrant Mexican street food served with margaritas, tequila and beer. Arrive early for a table.

VERONA

169 K’Rd, 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. Open 10am till late seven days with intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

935A Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden

144 Parnell Rd, 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Auckland’s earliest surviving hotels serving gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.

Revelry

QUAY STREET CAFE

LIBERTINE

BIG J’S

1 Melton Road - Mt Wellington, 5790340 Gourmet Burgers are Jason’s speciality take home heat and eat meals, plus a huge range of cabinet food, everything cooked to serve.

MOOCHOWCHOW

ORVIETO CAFE

106 Ponsonby Road, 376-8663 Asian fusion style eatery set in a bohemian parlour.

SALE ST

7 Sale St, 307-8148 Bistro dining, award-winning microbrewery, celebrated garden bar and a private Velvet Room!

130 Quay Street, Britomart, 337 0088 This cheerful, busy inner-city cafe is a fantastic place for weekday breakfast, a leisurely weekend brunch, informal lunch meetings – and great coffee any time.


tours & events

Upcoming tours & events NZSO PRESENTS HEAR & FAR

A$AP ROCKY (US)

Fri 10 May Town Hall, Wellington Sat 25 May Town Hall, Auckland

Tue 25 Jun Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

AMANDA PALMER (US)

Sat 28 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland Mon 30 Sep San Fran Bath House, Wellington

Sat 18 May Puppies, Wellington Wed 22 May Porthole Bar, Lyttelton Thu 23 May The Grainstore, Oamaru Fri 24 May Taste Merchants, Dunedin Sat 25 May Darkroom, Christchurch Fri 31 May Venue TBC, Raglan Sat 01 Jun The Wine Cellar, Auckland

LATINAOTEAROA

Fri 03 May Goldfinch, Auckland Sat 04 May Havana Bar, Wellington Sun 05 May Cadillac Club, Queenstown Sat11 May Monday Room, Christchurch Sat 25 May Aroha & Friends, Napier

BEASTWARS

Fri 03 May The Kings Arms, Auckland Sat 04 May Bodega, Wellington Fri 17 May Static, Hamilton Sat 18 May The Royal, Palmerston North Fri 24 May Churchills, Christchurch Sat 25 May Barkode, Timaru Fri 31 May ReFuel, Dunedin Sat 01 Jun Beach Bar, Invercargill

LUKE THOMPSON & LYDIA COLE

Wed 01 May The Free House, Nelson Fri 03 May The Church Cafe, Dunedin Sat 04 May Wunderbar, Christchurch

MISSION BAY ON ICE Tue 30 Apr - Sun 5 May Mission Bay, Auckland

BOBBY WOMACK (US)

Sat 18 May The Civic, Auckland

BSTREET

ONE DIRECTION (UK)

Thu 10 Oct CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch Sat 12 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Sun 13 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Fri 10 May TSB Showplace, New Plymouth Sat 11 May Founders Theatre, Hamilton Wed 15 May Baycourt, Tauranga Thu 16 May Civic Theatre, Rotorua Fri 17 May Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Sat 18 May Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Sun 19 May Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland Thu 23 May Municipal Theatre, Napier Fri 24 May Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North Sat 25 May TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

TOM GREEN (CA)

Wed 01 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland Sun 05 May Opera House, Wellington Mon 06 May Aurora Centre, Christchurch

TOMMY ILL

Fri 17 May Dux Live, Christchurch Sat 18 May The Kings Arms, Auckland Fri 24 May Puppies, Wellington

REEL BRAZIL FILM FESTIVAL

Thu 02 May K’rd, Auckland

Thu 02 May - Sun 12 May Paramount Theatre, Wellington

FOALS (UK)

Sat 05 Oct Town Hall, Auckland

THE GUNSLINGERS’ BALL

TOOL (US)

Fri 03 May Bodega, Wellington Sat 04 May Carterton Events Centre, Carterton

JACK DEE (UK)

Wed 01 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland Thu 02 May Skycity Theatre, Auckland

THE JAPANDROIDS (CA)

Thu 05 Sep Refuel, Dunedin Fri 06 Sep Bodega, Wellington Sat 07 Sep The Kings Arms, Auckland

Wed 08 May Vector Arena, Auckland Thu 09 May Vector Arena, Auckland

NEWSTALK ZB SPLENDOUR SERIES: MUSIC OF WARTIME

TRUCKFIGHTERS

Tue 07 May The Kings Arms, Auckland Wed 08 May Bodega, Wellington

Thu 16 May Town Hall, Auckland

NZ HERALD PREMIER SERIES: LAST SONGS Thu 02 May Town Hall, Auckland

THE WAYANS BROTHERS (US) Fri 03 May Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

RIHANNA (BB)

Thu 06 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland Fri 07 Oct Vector Arena, Auckland

SEMI-PERMANENT

WAYNE BRADY (US)

Sat 04 May Founders Theatre, Hamilton Sun 05 May ASB Theatre, Auckland Tue 07 May Opera House, Wellington Wed 08 May Aurora Centre, Christchurch

Fri 31 May - Sat 01 Jun Aotea Centre, Auckland

TAHUNA BREAKS

Sat 04 May The Powerstation, Auckland

TENACIOUS D (US) KILLING JOKE (UK)

Thu 13 Jun Studio, Auckland

KING TUFF (US)

Tue 30 Apr Bodega, Wellington

NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013 Tue 30 Apr - Sun 19 May Various Locations, Auckland & Wellington

Mon 20 May Town Hall, Auckland Tue 21 May Opera House, Wellington Wed 22 May The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch TINY RUINS Sat 11 May Matakana Hall, Matakana Wed 15 May The Dome Cinema, Gisborne Fri 17 May Space Monster, Whanganui

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WATCH THIS SPACE WRITTEN BY REN KIRK

ILLUSTRATIONS BY ezrA whittaker-powley & Shirlee Xue

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LORDE She topped the music charts, sold out her first live shows in a matter of minutes and at only 16 years old seems to have wisdom and maturity beyond her years. Unmasked fairly recently (very cleverly managed by Universal), Lorde is already beloved by the likes of influential industry insiders such as Perez Hilton and Grimes. With sharp and savvy lyrics her songs appeal to a diverse range of ages and stages, while she also manages to push boundaries, sitting in both alternative and mainstream music. Everything about Lorde’s debut EP oozes class, confidence and sophisticated “cool”, and high rotate hasn’t even dulled the shine. The doubters are few and far between, most secure in the knowledge that this girl will be driving Cadillacs soon, and not just in her dreams.

THE VEILS

LADI 6

BAT COUNTRY

The Veils’ new album Time Stays, We Go, marks the beginning of a new chapter for a band already hailed as “Quite possibly the most underrated band on the planet” by NME. Long time collaborators Sophia Burn (bass), Raife Burchell (drums), Daniel Raishbrook (guitar) and new member Uberto Rapisardi (hammond organ) help create a rich musical backdrop for lead singer/songwriter Finn Andrews’ songs, taking the listener from frenzied album opener ‘Through The Deep, Dark Wood’ to the glistening, reverb­soaked ode to lost youth ‘Candy Apple Red’ – and all within the first 10 minutes. And while the beginning of NZMM sees the band touring the states, there’s a few weeks off between that and them heading to the Europe, so fingers crossed they’re planning on doing a few home shows.

Ladi6 recently released the first single ‘Ikarus’ from her third studio album – still unnamed and due for release in June. This single features deep, soulful vocals that recall the ‘90s neo-soul explosion, but they’re placed over a beat that sounds decidedly more modern and is more than enough to whet the appetite for another Ladi6 album. Following on from the 2010 release of The Liberation Of…, this upcoming third album is co-produced by Parks and Detroit native producer Waajeed. And although no album release tour has been announced yet, I’d place good money there’ll be one. I’d also pay good money to see her; that unique rapport with the audience, the serenades and smooth commanding raps, plenty of loud shaking bass with veins of soul, funk and dub threaded throughout.

Riding high on the recent release of their self-titled live EP, Bat Country are all swampy, swaggery, foot stomping, ass shaking, dirty electric rock ‘n’ roll blues. The twisted brain child of Nina McSweeney and Brendan Turner, these two are involved in numerous musical endeavours; Turner is a bass player for Bond Street Bridge and solo artist/songwriter in his own right, as is McSweeney, who released The Bittersweet Sea earlier this year, a haunting mix of blues and alt folk. As Bat Country, McSweeney is on vocals, harmonica, blues harp and thigh-bruising tambourine, while Turner also contributes vocals, electric slide guitar and the stomp box. There’s no denying this pair are talented, not to mention multifaceted, and as the dirty delta blues duo Bat Country they shock and astound.

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THE ODD CHAPS DEVILSKIN The individual members of the alt-rock metal band Devilskin have managed to secure a number of accolades and accomplishments with former projects so who knows what they’ll achieve with their powers combined. Jennie Skulander on vocals has an impressive ability to sweep from whisper to roar, while Nail – from popular Waikato band Chuganaut, who won the World Battle Of The Bands in 2004 – plays lead guitar. With an aggressive and propulsive style Paul Martin plays bass, also well known as The Axeman on The Rock’s radio show The Axe Attack. Paul isn’t the only Martin though, after his son Nic Martin joined Devilskin as the drummer in August 2011 at age 15 and continues to display power and passion.

SAL VALENTINE & THE BABYSHAKES Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes recently released their debut single ‘I Ain’t Seen Nothing Like You’, and, well I ain’t heard nothing like this for a while and I like it a lot. Mixing rhythm and blues, swingin’ soul and a jazzy jive, this is big band sound at its best. Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes are doing something refreshingly different by looking back to the early twentieth century swing era - and though the style may be drawing inspiration from days gone by, this music still feels modern and contemporary. Having missed their performances as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival I can only hope they’ve got something planned for NZMM… preferably a clandestine meeting in some secret little bar that’s dimly lit, hazy with cigarette smoke.

Josh Griggs and Sam Brandford are cousins, but also related through a shared love of music as The Odd Chaps. The 17/18-year-old duo have been producing different styles of electronic music for a while now, with a number of EP’s already under their belt. Add to this the recent release of their debut LP Limitless, through Get Loaded Records, and 2013 is looking like a good year for these young chaps. Featuring seven tracks ranging from orchestral electro, progressive house, club bangers and even a funky remix there’s something for everyone on Limitless. And the dynamic duo is also in the process of putting together a live set up that promises something a little different.

SHAPESHIFTER Shapeshifter have announced the release date of their fifth studio album, Delta, as Fri 31 May – sounds like the perfect way to finish off NZMM to me! Recorded in Berlin, Woodhill and Wellington, and featuring the recently released single ‘Gravity’, this album will no doubt showcase new sonic terrain and influences for the band. Across their career Shapeshifter have made genredefining appearances at Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Big Day Out plus performances across Europe, collabs with Symphony Orchestras and multiple awards. And Delta is their fifth studio album, which is no mean feat in itself, following previous albums that have achieved platinum status within NZ. Expect heavy soul, layers of drum n bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica, morphing from rolling drum n bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams and horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes.

THE UPBEATS In today’s heady climate of bass-fuelled dance music it’s nice to see producer/DJ/beatmakers emerging from their bedrooms and finally finding the spotlight. A pair that has been walking that road for a number of years already are The Upbeats, with their anythinggoes live performance and hard-hitting, unique drum & bass sound. Nicknamed Terror Snake and Downie Wolf respectively, Jeremy Glenn and Dylan Jones have a love of fast breakbeats and low-slung bass lines, coupled with a passion for creating their own music. After a massive set at Homegrown earlier this year and a tour of USA/Europe The Upbeats return to celebrate the release of their fourth studio album Primitive Technique – some incredible and impeccable drum & bass spread across 14 tracks and the Primitive Technique Tour and release parties during NZMM.

JON LEMMON Jon Lemmon has been working on a new album for a while now, but due to being the sort of person that likes to experiment and isn’t so much into finishing things, this is still a work in progress. Despite this he’s got a number of EP’s and singles on Bandcamp and the recent release of a track ‘Exodus I’ a few months back; performed by Lemmon, mixed by Ryan Prebble and Lemmon at Surgery Studios, mastered by Mike Gibson, with additional parts performed by Toby Laing and Sage Kamaru (keeping good company right). This one can be filed under experimental, electronic, indie, and maybe even post-apocalyptic… even though the brief was apparently for something light and carefree for a summer compilation. Grooveguide.co.nz

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Album Release Tour 2013

SUNDAY 12th MAY PADDINGTON LIVE, PARNELL with special guest

TAMI NEILSON 7.00pm start. $15 presales $20 on the door Tickets from eventfinder.co.nz How Red Is The Blood Album out now

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GIG GUIDE

SHIT WORTH DOING

CHRISTCHURCH gig guide Wed 01

Fri 03

Kate Anastasiou

Bassfreaks

CHARTFest 2013 - CHARTDisc Launch Party

Thu 02

D’sendantz

Drum and Bass Party

Mike T

Luke Thompson & Lydia Cole - NZ AUTUMN TOUR

6:30PM, The Brick Works

Delicious Thursday’s - Tweq and Dr Dee 9PM, CBD Bar

Sickest Smashes from Arson City - Christchurch Release Show 9PM, Darkroom

8PM, Dux Live

9PM, Becks Southern Alehouse 9PM, CBD Bar

The Atarmies

8PM, Sandridge Hotel

8PM, Dux Live

10PM, Bourbon Street

8PM, Wunderbar

Seth Hamilton 9PM, CBD Bar

Tattletale Saints Album Release Tour 7:30PM, Irish Society Hall

Mon 06 Tom Green

8PM, Aurora Centre for Performing Arts

Tue 07 Danny Bhoy - NZ Tour 2013

Sat 04

Sun 05

Blessed Up

Live Acoustic Sunday Session

Jarred Christmas - Lets Go Mofo!

Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship - Heat 5

Resonance Full Spectrum D&B

DJ Lo Key

Bomber & Live Bands

The Wax Works with T-Rice & DJ Hudge

Chris Martin - Spot the Difference (UK)

Fri 03

8PM, Leigh Sawmill

1ST FRIDAYS

Revelry

10PM, Winnies Ferrymead

4PM, Fox & Ferret - The Palms

8PM, CBS Canterbury Arena

8PM, The Open Stage

AUCKLAND gig guide Wed 01 Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship - Heat 5 8PM, The Kings Arms, $10

Bitchin’ Bingo Cassette Nine

Chris Martin - Spot the Difference (UK)

7PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Classic Wednesdays w/ Cult 45 8PM, Ginger Minx

Comedy Festival Late & Live

10PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Idiots of AntsModel Citizens 9PM, Q Auckland

More Tape - The Boy with Tape On His Face (Return Season)

8PM, The Juice Bar, $10

9PM, Ding Dong Lounge

7PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Comedy Festival Late & Live

10PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Danny Bhoy NZ Tour 2013

8PM, Ginger Minx

5PM, Britomart Country Club

9PM, Ding Dong Lounge

afinefew presents Mean Girls, Grrlfriendz, Our Wild Lies & Labrador Van

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

DJ T-Rice

8PM, Neighbourhood

FARAH LOUX and GREAT NORTH Fridays at Revelry Idiots of AntsModel Citizens 9PM, Q Auckland

Karn Hall

8PM, Civic Theatre

9PM, The Lucha Lounge

Racket Bar

DJ Imagine This

BEASTWARS Blood Becomes Fire Tour

Latin Aortearoa Album Release Party

9PM, The Kings Arms

Goldfinch

Chris Martin - Spot the Difference (UK)

Magic Roundabout

8PM, Snapdragon

DJ Jason Eli

6PM, The Commons

Electric Burlesque 8PM, Cassette Number Nine

7PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Verona

Manuel Bundy

5:30PM, The Britomart Country Club

General Lee

Comedy Festival Late & Live

7:30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

10PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Red Cup Night & Josh Leys

Idiots of AntsModel Citizens

Danny Bhoy NZ Tour 2013

5PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

9PM, Q Auckland

8PM, Civic Theatre

Right Hand Corner

Late - Of Gods and Men

Dean Campbell

1885

8PM, Bruce Mason Centre

7:30PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro Racket Bar

Student Night

8PM, Ding Dong Lounge

The Nark Collective & Creative Jazz Club 1885

Tom Green

9PM, Sky City Theatre

Thu 02 Acoustic Thursdays with Eli 7:30PM, Neighbourhood

6PM, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Music & People + Junelle Trio 8PM, 1885

Old School DJs Racket Bar

New Zealand Music Month Opening Party feat. Louis Baker 7:30PM, Tyler Street Garage

Perfect Hair Forever The Audio Foundation

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Delta Heavy (UK) Ram Records 10PM, InkCoherent

DJ Dylan C & DJ RIA

Marina Katerina

New Music Friday After Party Nigel Love & Momentus 6PM, Hurstmere Brew Bar

PIKDAT PRESENTS The Winchester

Everybodys

Thane Kirby

DJ Imagine This & DJ ExMixKid

The Wayan Brothers

9PM, Snapdragon

7:30PM, Bruce Mason Centre

DJ Junior

Sat 04

DJ Laura Rush

A Ponsonby Institution with Arash

6PM, Imperial Lane 6PM, The Commons

6PM, The Windsor Castle

8PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

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SHIT WORTH DOING

auckland gig guide BLUTFLECK Devours Auckland Whammy Bar

Cornerstone Roots & Swamp Thing 8:30PM, Juice Bar

Danny Bhoy NZ Tour 2013 8PM, Civic Theatre

‘DIAMANTE’

7PM, Everybodys

DJ Hudge & DJ Frank Booker

8PM, Neighbourhood

The Black Club

The Big Show 2013

The Dose

Tom Gleeson (Aust)

Racket Bar

6PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

Vodka Cruiser Illuminate Paint Party ASB Showgrounds 1885

Sun 05

Franko Heke

Ding Dong Lounge

Idiots of AntsModel Citizens 9PM, Q Auckland

BLIND WILLIE MOTEL Leigh Sawmill

DJ Jason Kyle & DJ Normski

6PM, Northern Steamship Co

Matt Langley Virginia Avenue Album Release Tour 4PM, Kings Arms

Jackal & guests

Raw Comedy Quest 2013 - Semi Finals

UFO, 5

7PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Jackal, SinKara, Erratic Static and Special Guests

Shop & Bop Vintage Fair

UFO

Meltdown’s 5th Birthday - Featuring Lucy Fur (UK) 11PM, InkCoherent, $20

NEWTOWN ROCKSTEADY Leigh Sawmill

Newtown Rocksteady EP release tour Leigh Sawmill, $10

NIGHT GAUNTS USA TOUR FUNDRAISER with SPACE CREEPS, DENNIS FROM ACCOUNTS & WHERE’S GARY’S DUVET? The Kings Arms

Pirate City Rollers vs Richter City Rollers

7PM, Trusts Stadium Arena, $20

Prowler, The NeoKalashnikovs, Filth Dog, Myth of democracy

Hard Luck Cafe

Sundays with The Sentimental Sound System

3PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

The Best of the Billys 7PM, SkyCity Theatre

The Good Guys Comedy Show 7PM, The EDGE

Mon 06 AAA Pass

Northern Steamship Co 6PM, Kings Arms, $5

The Big Show 2013 8:45PM, The Edge

The Seven Irish Tenors 7:30PM, The EDGE

Tom Gleeson (Aust)

7:30PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

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Verona

Elis James (Wales)

Tahuna Breaks Shadow Light Album Tour

Quiz Night

8:30PM, Powerstation

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Luke Thompson & Lydia Cole - NZ AUTUMN TOUR

Newtown Rocksteady EP release tour The YOT Club, Raglan, $10

The Upbeats - ‘Primitive Technique’ NZ Tour Barluca, Invercargill

Sat 04

Thu 02

1814

Newtown Rocksteady EP release tour

Devilskin

Opononi Hotel, Hokianga

The Mayfair, Manawatu, $10

9PM, Brewers Bar, Mt Maunganui

Yawn and Gate

Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

House Of Shem, DJ Sito & Guests

Fri 03

MayDay Concert 2013

Battle of the Bands 2013 National Championship - Heat 2 The Outback Inn, Waikato, $10

The Mayfair, New Plymouth Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North

Sickest Smashes from Arson City - Dunedin Release Show

Girl Around Town Single Release Party

Queens, Dunedin

House Of Shem, DJ Sito & Guests

Cooks Saddle Cafe, Fox Glacier

Murphy’s Law, Palmerston North

War Memorial Conference & Conventino Centre, Wanganui

Luke Thompson & Lydia Cole - NZ AUTUMN TOUR The Church, Dunedin

Matt Langley & Band Album Release & Tour

Sleeping Dogs - Album Release Tour The Great Busk Off

Majestic Square, Wanganui

Mon 06 Danny Bhoy NZ Tour 2013

Regent Theatre, Otago

Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

WELLINGTON gig guide

Art House

The Lucha Lounge

Resurrection-Veronas 21st Anniversary Party

Buzzcocks

The Free House, Otago

Illuminate Paint Party 9PM, ASB Showgrounds

Wed 01

Auckland Symphony Orchestra

DJ Submariner Revelry

REGIONAL gig guide The Mayfair, New Plymouth

2:30PM, Bruce Mason Centre

Fly By Night @ Revelry

8PM, Kings Arms

7:30PM, The Classic Comedy & Bar

Acoustic Sunday Session with Eli Gutt 2PM, La Zeppa Kitchen & Bar

7PM, The Commons

Truckfighters

We Own The Night

DJ Normski & DJ Jason Kyle 9PM, Snapdragon

8:45PM, The Edge

8:45PM, The Classic Studio 7PM, Chapel Bar & Bistro

Wed 01

Mighty Quiz

Bauuer

SECRET MYSTERY PARTY

8PM, Bettys

Danny Bhoy - NZ Tour 2013 8PM, The Opera House

Hedluv + Passman Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone

6:30PM, Mighty Mighty 9PM, Mighty Mighty

The Improvisors - Comic Heroes 7:30PM, Circa Theatre

The Jam 8PM, Meow

7:30PM, Puppies

Thu 02

Jonny Potts - Let Us Reappraise Famous Men

Dai Henwood Adapt or Dai

10PM, The Cavern Club

8:30PM, San Francisco Bath House


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WELLINGTON gig guide

PRESENTS

Eli Matthewson in Proposition: Great!

The X-Ray Catz

French For Rabbits

Sun 05

Get Nice

8PM, Matterhorn

4th Reel Brazil Film Festival

Zillionz, Lucious, Crucifix & Will Sklenars

International Dance Day

8:30PM, The Lido Cafe

7PM, The Cavern Club

9PM, Meow

Fri 03 Bass Frontiers Meets NiceUp

10:30PM, Sandwiches, $5

Carlos Navae & Son Clave

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

DHDFD’s

9PM, Mighty Mighty

Hi Ka Brr 9PM, Meow

Kombi Nation

7PM, The Film Archive, $8

Late Laughs

11:30PM, San Francisco Bath House

Lawrence Arabia & Joe Blossom 9PM, Puppies

The Gunslingers Balls 8PM, Bodega, $25

Sat 04 Amiria Grenell

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

Beastwars - Blood Become Fire Tour 9PM, Bodega

Dose & MC Tali

10:30PM, Sandwiches

Jarred Christmas - Let’s Go Mofo!

8:30PM, Downstage Theatre

Late Laughs

11:30PM, San Francisco Bath House

Mighty Mighty Markets! 1PM, Mighty Mighty

Save Our Strangelove Wellington - A Burlesque Fundraiser 7:30PM, BATS Theatre, $25

VORN

The Southern Cross Garden Bar

X-RAY FIENDS & DIE KRABBEN

9PM, Mighty Mighty

8AM, The Paramount Theatre

NZ MUSIC MONTH ——MAY 2013——

11AM, Te Papa

NZIFF Autumn Events - Lawrence of Arabia 2PM, Embassy Theatre

Recovery Sessions feat. DJ Verdi 3PM, The Southern Cross Bar and Restaraunt

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The Troubles 8PM, Meow

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9PM, The Opera House

Mon 06 4th Reel Brazil Film Festival

8AM, The Paramount Theatre

Big Band Night 8:30PM, Meow

Tue 07 4th Reel Brazil Film Festival

8AM, The Paramount Theatre

Ben Hurley & Steve Wrigley - More Live & More Unleashed

8:30PM, Downstage Theatre

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7PM, San Francisco Bath House

Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine 8PM, Bodega

Wanking Around

9:15PM, Kitty O’Shea’s Irish Bar

Wayne Brady “Still Making Sh*t UP” NZ Tour 8PM, The Opera House

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BARS

Shit worth dRINKING

THE KINGS ARMS 59 FRANCE ST

One of the oldest bars in town – with, rumour has it, one of the sunniest garden bars – The Kings Arms is a great drinking establishment. Not only that, it’s a premiere rock location, where everyone who is anyone goes to rock out with their‌.socks out. There’s music nearly every night of the week.

DUX LIVE 363 LINCOLN RD

Like a mighty phoenix from the ashes, the Dux is a Christchurch institute that is back in full swing. Dux Live brings you the best live local acts and those touring New Zealand in a special purpose-built venue. There’s also great food deals to match from $10.

SAN FRAN BATH HOUSE

Heard of SFBH? Well, you should have. They are Wellington’s go-to location for live music, with rock being the predominate genre being rock, but they’ve also played host to many other musical talents. Highlights include Shihad, The Mint Chicks, The Phoenix Foundation and Animal Collective. See, big international and local acts. It’s undeniably that the music is at the heart of the San Francisco Bath House, but the drinks and service also gain them an international reputation. There is a selection of New Zealand beers on tap and in the bottle and we also offer some tasty foreign beer alternatives.

VIBE Key

171 CUBA ST

DAYTIME

SPORTS BAR

OPEN LATE

DANCE FLOOR

FOOD

ONE NIGHT STAND

HIPSTER FRIENDLY

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AFTER WORK

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auckland GROOVE GULPS PONSONBY & other PONSONBY Bonita Bar

242 Ponsonby Road, 3765670 The Ponsonby local on the corner of Summer St, that brings the beauty of fine and inexpensive wines together with a real appreciation of tapas.

GRAND CENTRAL

126 Ponsonby Rd, 360-1260 Ponsonby’s longest serving bar with live music/DJ 7 nights. 2 for 1 happy hour & licensed to 5am.

GOLDEN DAWN

Cnr Ponsonby & Richmond Rds, 376-9929

BREW ON QUAY

102 Quay Street Over 102 different beers from around NZ and the world.

THE BRITOMART COUNTRY CLUB

31 Galway St, 303-2541 A garden bar in the middle of the city. Comes with a mini golf lawn, cocktail jugs and vinyl-only DJs.

FIDDLER IRISH BAR

71 Victoria St West A small, but perfectly formed, authentic Irish bar with some of Aucklands friendliest bar staff..

Auckland University, L3, 34 Princes St, 366 0544 Everybody is welcome. Party action every night of the week. DJ’s, Pool tables, Movies, Quiz, Karaoke, Happy Hours galore.

VERONA

169 K’Rd, 307-0508 Celebrating 20 years on K’Rd. With intimate booths, live music, gourmet food, cocktails & organic tap beer.

MEXICO IPANEMA BAR & RESTAURANT

2 Ponsonby Road Brazilian cuisine and bar mixed with classic & contemporary Brazilian music & culture.

Malt Bar

442 Richmond Road Grey Lynn A must have stop between Ponsonby and Kingsland, with Monteiths beers and great food.

pintxos

128c Ponsonby Rd Open now. Bar*Cafe*Tapas*

23 Britomart Place, 366-1759 Drink in the eclectic front bar or settle into the cosy dining area to explore the short but compelling menu.

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REVELRY

106 Ponsonby Road, 376- 8663 19th Century bohemian parlour meets opium den chic.

Q Theatre

305 Queen Street Early morning coffee, scones and cool spaces for socialising and sharing ideas. Range of lunch options. Excellent wine list and a stylish selection of tapas, pizzas, platters and dinner options.

THE CLADDAGH

372-376 Broadway, 522-4410 The Claddagh Irish Pub - A slice of Ireland in the heart of Newmarket.

26 Wyndham Street New York’s premier rock and roll bar has come to town.

BRITOMART BRITOMART 1885

27 Galway St, 551 3100 Nightclub upstairs. Cocktail lounge downstairs. Home to Auckland’s biggest club nights.

AGENTS & MERCHANTS

48 Customs St East, 309-5854 Seasonal lunch meals and latenight tapas served in a small cobblestone alleyway.

GRACE BAR

103 Victoria St West, 300-6352 21st Birthdays, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate Events, Dance Parties, CD Release Parties, Live Music.

FATHER TED’S ORIGINAL IRISH PUB

1 Wellesley St West, 377-3142 Entertainment seven nights a week, with three big screens, pool table, competitions & prizes, quiz, karaoke and live music.

SHOOTER SALOON BAR

330 New North Rd Not your ‘typical central bar’ Their no bull policy means what you see is what you get.

VIADUCT VIADUCT SNAPDRAGON

204 Quay St, 357-6147 A blend of 1930s vintage glamour and West Hollywood lounge with a healthy shot of private gentlemen’s club.

VICTORIAPARKPARK VICTORIA SALE ST

7 Sale St, 307-8148 A unique collection of spaces award-winning microbrewery, bistro dining, with a celebrated garden bar and very private Velvet Room!

Rakinos- Beats, Bar, Kitchen

Level 1/35 High Street 358-3535 ‘The Joint since 91’

PARNELL PARNELL THE PADDINGTON

117 St Georges Bay Rd, 309-3586 A Parnell institution for sports events, craft beers and superb food with the recent addition of top-notch live gigs.

DOC BAR

352 K’Rd, 365-1800 Open Tues-Sat

463 New North Rd The newest port of call in Kingsland.... rustic and raring to serve this evolving part of town.

Shadows Student Bar

RACKET BAR

6-10 Roukai Lane, 309-5854 Serves everything from singlemalt whisky to cans of Double Brown.

The Portland Public House

LA ZEPPA KITCHEN & BAR

37 Drake St, 379-8167 Enjoy each other’s company with a great glass of wine and tasty plates, without the constraints of having to book or have a meal at a certain time.

LIBERTINE

37 Drake St, 929-2790 This bar and eatery takes its cue from the Americas, but with an Antipodean twist.

THE WINDSOR CASTLE

144 Parnell Rd, 356-3650 Established in 1847, one of Auckland’s earliest surviving hotels serves gastro pub food in a comfortable, unpretentious environment.

THE OAKROOM 17 Drake, 300 6313

KINGSLAND KINGSLAND Neighbourhood Brewbar

498 New North Rd, 846-3773 Nestled in the site of an old garage and engineering shop.

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when they’re trying to be funny. An audience member thinks, ‘Oh I’m gonna stump you with this one.’ “Someone will always ask a question like how big is your junk or is true what they say about black men. There’s always gonna be someone that writes that question, lowest common denominator that guy. So to the most part what I try to do is tell the audience to think outside of what you know, then you can try to give me things that are bigger, better, badder for the A-plus.” Having been the poster child of improvisation TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? since the mid-90s, the 40-year-old actor knows a thing or two about the craft. It’s been his “thing” since he was 16, developing his talent at a community improve group in Orlando. But that’s not what makes his personal shows stand out – it’s the other abilities (singing, dancing, rapping) that he brings to the table. He says it’s those other skills which are the key to good improvisation. “I think any other gifts you have – singer, dancer, contortionist – whatever, anything else you can do that you can bring into for the show element, that makes you different from every kind of improvisation/ actor, because if you’re a good improviser, you have good listening skills, good communication and that’s what a scene basically is. Everything on top of that makes you uniquely funny.” For someone who has done nearly everything in the entertainment world – released an album, guest starred in a number for TV shows, played game show host – is there still something yet to tick off?

THE BRADY BUNCH Nothing surprises Wayne Brady anymore. After more than 20 years in the business, it’s hard to keep the actor-comedian-improvisation genius on his toes – even if audiences still try to catch him out. Word of advice for fans heading to his show on May 5: Don’t try too hard. “I don’t get surprised a ton because what I’ve learned by doing these shows for so many years is people are people, no matter what the culture is,” he explains. “There’s a certain collective pool that people pull from

“In terms of performance, I think I have done a lot of it, but the specifics I haven’t got a chance to. I mean, I’ve been nominated for a Grammy, I would like to win a one. I’ve been on Broadway, I’d like to be nominated for a Tony. I’d love to have a successful sitcom – I’d like to create one and tell funny, but yet very cool stories, so I’ve still got a lot of work ahead of me, that’s what makes the job fun.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER SEE THEM LIVE: THE WAYANS BROTHERS FRI 03 MAY BRUCE MASON CENTRE, AUCKLAND

have nothing else.” The 42-year-old actor, producer, writer, comedian is best known to Kiwi audiences as the man behind (and in front) of the Scary Movie flicks – before they got out-of-control terrible – and other slapstick flicks Little Man and White Chicks. This month, as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival, the Wayans Brothers put on their stand-up comic hats and put their improvisation to the test – and Shaun’s expecting to be tested, he always is. “I’ve had a couple [of horror stories],” he shares. “Way back in the day – you get those all the time, that’s what makes you better. They’ve been hit and miss, you get booed, heckled, you get all that. You just got to stick with it. It’s like boxing – you get knocked out, you go home and watch the tape, and go, ‘Man I can’t do that no more’, then you make an adjustment.” The multitalented performer has many arrows in his quiver, so to speak, and says there isn’t one that hits the mark more than the others, but it’s just opportunities to do things different creatively in each medium. “It’s like having children: You don’t love one over the other. Film is gratifying in that you write something and shoot it, and have that time with the people, the crew that you shoot it with, y’all become like a family.

BROTHERS IN ARMS Growing up the second youngest of 10 exceptionally talented brothers and sisters lends itself to suffering from a serious case of sibling rivalry. But for Shaun Wayans, it was never a matter of competition. “When we are at dinner, we’re just chilling out and then someone does something funny, everyone joins in and does something funny too, just because that’s the kind of energy, so we get competitive there, but as far as complete in the ‘biz it’s not what we do. I think we are more competitive with ourselves to do the best job we can. “Growing up in a large family was great, we had a great time. We didn’t have much material stuff, but we had a lot of laughs. So you know, we were forced to use our imagination and creativity because we didn’t

“With stand-up, I love the freedom you have because you know when you make a movie, it’s a collaborative effort, its 300-plus people that are part of it and it ain’t just you, but when you do stand-up it’s just you: Writer, director, performer. It’s all on you, so no-one can tell you nothing and you get an immediate reaction – good or bad. If you’re funny, you get that laugh then and there.” WRITTEN BY LAURA WEASER SEE HIM LIVE: WAYNE BRADY SAT 04 MAY FOUNDERS THEATRE, HAMILTON SUN 05 MAY ASB THEATRE, AUCKLAND TUE 07 MAY OPERA HOUSE, WELLINGTON WED 08 MAY AURORA CENTRE, CHRISTCHURCH


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analog, magnetic drum echo unit put to use on such Pink Floyd epics as Echoes, Time and Interstellar Overdrive. 12-way “tape head” select allows for a boggling array of rhythmic patterns. ampshop.co.nz or The Amp Shop, 237 Symonds St, Eden Terrace.

ELEKTRONIK FT201 ANALOG FILTER / SEQUENCER By Koma

Amazing innovation from Berlin-based Koma Elektronik – the FT201 is a variable filter and 10-step sequencer, with an incredible on-board motion sensor – use your hands, feet, or any other object to control the pedal! ampshop.co.nz or The Amp Shop, 237 Symonds St, Eden Terrace.

MICROTUBES B7K BASS PREAMP/DI By Darkglass Electronics

The Microtubes B7K Bass Preamp/ DI Pedal is the meanest beast of the Darkglass family, and probably the most flexible and versatile Bass Overdrive out there! Features include 4-band active EQ and dry-signal blend. ampshop.co.nz or The Amp Shop, 237 Symonds St, Eden Terrace.

WII - GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR BAND KIT BUNDLE By Activision

Shine like a true rock star with this Guitar Hero World Tour (Complete Band Game) released for the Wii, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Jam with your friends and create new songs through the music studio. RRP $499.95 USD ebay.com

I just want to say this up front: Halfway through the story mode, Green Arrow says “shit.” It’s not a spoiler, naturally, but it tells you a little about the tone of the game. This is a not a bright, cartoon-style fighting game like Marvel vs Capcom; this is dark, like verging on Garth Ennis but staying close to Grant Morrison. The superheroes in the game all take a pill “based on Kryptonian technology” that makes them as tough as Superman (but doesn’t give them laser eyes and flight), which explains how they’re able to fight each other on an “even” playing field (something you may have been wondering, based on the premise.) Story Mode - the meat of the game - is slick. It follows a narrative and is interspersed with multiple cut scenes that are reminiscent of many recent animated movies. The voice acting is, as you’d expect by now, superb, and the Joker genuinely made me laugh - though not while he was wielding his knife. Where in a comic or movie there would be a fight scene (which is quite often, when superheroes are involved), a battle is triggered. It doesn’t cover all of the characters, but you get all the main ones (including Batman.) Sadly, once you play through the story, there’s no real incentive to replay it as the plot will never change. The actual fighting gameplay was surprisingly simplistic. The move lists are long but not too complex and chaining combos together was simple even for a moderately terrible but enthusiastic player like myself. Each move has all of the frame data alongside it for those of you who are serious about your fighting. What does separate the characters are their powers; Green Arrow has special arrows, the Flash makes his opponent move slower, and Catwoman can unleash an unblockable combo. Plus, Superman punches people into SPACE! So it’s clearly embracing its comic book heritage. Injustice is an incredibly fun bit of fantasy fulfillment as you get to test Earth’s mightiest heroes (cough) against each other. It is also a very dark look at these heroes and villains. As you fight you gain bloody damage and the end scenes for some of the villains can be quite disturbing, unless you think the Joker setting fire to someone is something you’d like to see over and over. WRITTEN BY HADYN GREEN

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GRANDPA’S WATCH PARAMOUNT THEATRE

FRI 03 MAY - SUN 12 MAY

Film review reel brazil TWO RABBITS

Director Alex Heller goes on a journey to his grandfather’s homeland, Transylvania, in search of an old watch the old man hid before the Nazis came to take the family to Auschwitz. The 70-minute documentary tells the story of immigrant Holocaust survivors who settled in Brazil after World War II.

FOUND MEMORIES directed by AFONSO POYART

PARAMOUNT THEATRE

Starring FERNANDO ALVES PINTO, ALESSANDRA NEGRINI, CACO CIOCLER

SAT 04 MAY - SAT 11 MAY

Set in a fictional town in Brazil, where coffee plantations flourished in the 1800s, Lisa Fávero plays Rita (a young wandering photographer) comes to understand life in a community where time has stood still and people’s traditional roles clash with modern society.

THE WORLD IN TWO ROUND TRIPS PARAMOUNT THEATRE

SAT 04 MAY - SAT 11 MAY

The documentary took 10 years to finish and includes images from 30 countries, four continents and three oceans. The youngest sailor on the Schürmann family’s round the world journey is five-year-old Kat. She learns how to hula in Tahiti, horse-ride in Chile and tramp in the desert wilds of Patagonia.

Reel Brazil The Fourth

Film Festival 2013

See Brazil through a different lens...

In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Agent Júlia (Negrini), her lawyer mate Henrique and gangster Maicon is discovered and reported to the Internal Affairs. Maicon is responsible for kidnappings, murderers and heists, and his only chance of escaping the charges is the support of powerful assemblyman Jader Kerteis, who demands $2 million to help him. Meanwhile “paulistano” Edgar, who killed a mother and her son two years ago in a car accident, invites thief Velinha to hijack the courier that’s carrying the money pouch to be delivered to Jader and steal it.

How are their lives intertwined? The audience cannot help but cheer on protagonist Edgar, who approaching his 30th birthday and simultaneously the end of his patience, concocts a vigilante solution which pits criminal against politician. His brilliant plot to get the forces of evil to face off with one another takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride, steering us quickly into many dark corners. Beyond his disgust with the system, Edgar’s true intentions and sordid past are revealed. The general public is forewarned: Use the restroom before the film begins and pay close attention throughout!

Auckland

18 – 28 April Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

Wellington 02 – 12 May Paramount Theatre

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groove gear Groove Gear is where we cast our eye over top shelf gear. Got some cool shit you want to see on this page? send us an email at gear@grooveguide.co.nz

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These funky new glasses by Coach are fresh, exciting and just the ticket to keeping your well protected. RRP $300 Sunglasshut.co.nz

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This lovely crochet top features a keyhole at the back of the neck and a contrasting collar. RRP $36.50 Dotti.com.au

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FANDANGO Fandango, an expansive, ambitious and gloriously rich 78 minutes, was recorded at four studios over a 15-month period with un-countable different states of human existence.

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THE WAY OUT Debut album from Auckland Hard Rockers. This album from top to bottom will grab you by the head and not let go.

EXIT 621 Enter a new dimension in the world of jazz and experience her instantly uplifting and contagiously catchy tunes.

MATT LANGLEY

LATINAOTEAROA

VIRGINIA AVENUE Virginia Avenue is comprised of two distinct sides, with 15 songs in total. It’s got folk, it’s got country and it’s got rock.

SONIDO DE LATINAOTEAROA Sonido de Latinaotearoa is beautiful melting pot of Modern Latin Music with a South Pacific tip.

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OUT TAKES 2013 A REEL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

Newstalk ZB Splendour Series

Music of Wartime

8pm, Thursday 16 May Auckland Town Hall Sublime music inspired by the 1940s.

23 MAY – 4 JUNE AUCKLAND 30 MAY – 12 JUNE WELLINGTON 14 – 16 JUNE WAIHEKE ISLAND TICKETS ON SALE 29 APRIL WWW.OUTTAKES.ORG.NZ

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Hell on Wheels! Starring Helen Medlyn and Penny Dodd

NATIONWIDE TOUR April/May 2013

0508 266 237 (toll free)

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